December 4

Look to the * for today’s advice.

EMBRACE THRIFTINESS DAY

MIND

Jeff Bridges 1949

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http://www.jeffbridges.com/

While Bridges continues to step into powerful acting roles, he has also taken on the role of activist and dedicates his time, celebrity and resources to ending hunger around the world.

http://scienceofmind.com/jeff-bridges-a-candid-conversation/

https://www.nokidhungry.org/ways-you-can-help

https://www.amazon.com/Big-Lebowski-Widescreen-Collectors/dp/B000A7DVR2

*Check out Jeff Bridges’ website. It really is unique and inspiring. Think of donating to his favorite charity, nokidhungry.org and then watch him in The Big Lebowski to reward yourself.

BODY

Marisa Tomei 1964

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Detox Your Day

Whether she’s on location for a new film or at home in Los Angeles, Marisa begins every day with the same ritual: drinking a cup of hot water with lemon. “I never got into coffee,” she says. “It may take me a little longer to get going than other people, but this just feels really cleansing in the morning.” She follows that with a boiled egg drizzled with a little olive oil or some fresh berries and granola with whole-milk yogurt. “I find that protein wakes up my brain and gets me ready for the rest of my day,” she says. To maintain that “get up and go,” Marisa keeps high protein snacks on hand. “I’m a person who has to eat!” she says. “I graze every few hours.”

http://www.shape.com/celebrities/interviews/marisa-tomeis-pleasure-principles

https://www.amazon.com/Wrestler-Mickey-Rourke/dp/B001TOD92C

*Start today by drinking a cup of hot water with lemon. And then graze every few hours with high protein snacks. Then watch The Wrestler to reward yourself.

SOUL

Nick Vujicic 1982

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No matter what you’ve done, no matter how bad you’ve blown it, God stands ready to accept and forgive you. He is waiting for you and His door is wide open.

http://www.lifewithoutlimbs.org/

*It’s been a long year. It’s nice to know that God is willing to forgive your sins for an entire year.

MONEY

Tyra Banks 1973

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https://www.instagram.com/tyrabanks/?hl=en

Embrace Thriftiness

Banks enjoys leading a thrifty life. In fact, she’s admitted to taking hotel shampoo and soap from her room whenever she travels, despite being able to buy an entire shampoo company.

https://www.gobankingrates.com/saving-money/5-lessons-americas-next-top-model-host-tyra-banks/

https://zenhabits.net/the-cheapskate-guide-50-tips-for-frugal-living/

*Embrace thriftiness today. Actually see how cheap you can be. Check out the zen habits for 50 tips for frugal living.

ENTERTAINMENT

Jay Z 1969

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http://lifeandtimes.com/

https://rocnation.com/jay-z/

The Importance of the Invisible: Compassion

When speaking of raising his children, Jay-Z says, “The most important thing I think out of all this is to teach compassion and to identify with everyone’s struggle and to know these people made these sacrifices for us to be where we are and to push that forward — for us. I believe that’s the most important thing to show them, because they don’t have to know things that I knew growing up. Like being tough.”

http://www.organicauthority.com/5-life-lessons-from-jay-zs-new-york-times-interview/

*“Best rapper alive.” – listen to Jay Z all day today.

FOOD

Dennis Wilson 1944 – crock pot Beach Boys roast hoagies

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http://www.auntbeesrecipes.com/2015/05/crock-pot-beach-boys-roast-hoagies.html

https://www.thebeachboys.com/

*Listen to the Beach Boys while making their crock pot roast hoagies, then enjoy said hoagies while watching The Big Lebowski.

Wash it down with a Big Lebowski White Russian

https://www.thekitchn.com/the-celluloid-p-16-8755

SNUB – Francisco Franco

Review –

  • Check out “The Dude’s” website
  • Detox your day
  • God will forgive your sins for this entire year
  • Embrace thriftiness
  • Listen to Jay Z
  • Make pot roast hoagies

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Travis Jones

I was born in Northwestern Pennsylvania and lived in a trailer park. I was raised by very conservative and religious (Wesleyan Methodist) parents. By some miracle I graduated college and moved to Florida. I have been a public school teacher since 1995. I have 7 years until I can retire. I was married in 1999 and divorced in 2001. I remarried in 2017 to Kate - 21 years my junior. Some of my life experiences as a 46-year-old, white American male, will come through in my writing, but the majority of this daily journey will be dedicated to improving myself, and hopefully you as well.

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